SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Draught at the Bend brewpub. dark gold in color with a small white head. The aroma is actually pretty fruity with definite peach, and some spicy hops as well. Medium sweet bready malt flavors with a floral fruitiness that was unexpected. Medium in bitterness and finishes sweet. Medium bodied. A fruity, floral maibock? Weird, but would have been better with a dryer finish. Certainly not traditional either way. BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Of a light sunrise color blessed with consistent upward bubbling carbonation that feeds a silky shaving cream head. Honey tipped bouquet speckled with freshly milled grains. The body begins with a touch of honey, and advances to a pool of honeyed hops with a pronounced bitter hop component resultant from the 40 ibu’s.